- The Officiant's title is 'minister.'
- After the ceremony, the marriage license is signed by the minister.
- Witnesses are not required.
- The signed license must be resubmitted to the marriage office before the deadline!
Florida Marriage Officiants
Florida marriage law is governed by Title 43 of the state's Codified Statutes. This section defines persons authorized to perform a marriage in the state of Florida, which includes ordained ministers of the Universal Life Church, among other individuals. We've reproduced the relevant portion below:
- 741.07 Persons authorized to solemnize matrimony
- 1. All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or elders in communion with some church, or other ordained clergy, and all judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, clerks of the circuit courts, and notaries public of this state may solemnize the rights of matrimonial contract, under the regulations prescribed by law. Nothing in this section shall make invalid a marriage which was solemnized by any member of the clergy, or as otherwise provided by law prior to July 1, 1978.
- 2. Any marriage which may be had and solemnized among the people called "Quakers," or "Friends," in the manner and form used or practiced in their societies, according to their rites and ceremonies, shall be good and valid in law; and wherever the words "minister" and "elder" are used in this chapter, they shall be held to include all of the persons connected with the Society of Friends, or Quakers, who perform or have charge of the marriage ceremony according to their rites and ceremonies.